One person was killed and 12 others injured when a speeding Mahindra Quanto ran over them on a pavement in North Delhi’s Kashmere Gate on Sunday night. The accident took place at 10 pm.
All the 13 people were labourers. The driver of the Quanto, Rishi Kumar (30), has been arrested. Police said he was drunk when he ran over the labourers.
“Kumar was driving in the direction of ITO. The labourers were preparing to sleep on a pavement a little distance off the Nigambodh Ghat gates. Kumar was found to be driving under the influence. He has been booked under Sections 304a (negligence), 279 (rash driving) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety) of the IPC,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Madhur Verma said.
According to police, Kumar, a resident of West Vinod Nagar, was driving his brother Sanjay’s car (DL7CM1368). Both are property dealers.
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Police said Kumar and Sanjay’s wife Roshni had gone to her relative’s house in Jahangirpuri on Sunday evening. Both were returning to West Vinod Nagar when the accident took place.
Kumar lost control and drove onto the pavement. After the car stopped, Kumar and Roshni tried to flee, but were caught, police said.
Police reached the spot after a PCR call was made. They took six injured victims to the Civil Lines Trauma Care Centre. Four injured labourers were taken to Aruna Asaf Ali hospital and three to Bara Hindu Rao hospital. Ikraj, a labourer from Nepal, succumbed to injuries on Monday morning.
“I was chatting with a friend while others were lying on the pavement. We were preparing to sleep when the vehicle came out of nowhere. While some labourers moved away in time, others could not. My leg was fractured in the accident,” Gautam (50), who belongs to Nagpur, said. He has been admitted to Aruna Asaf Ali hospital.